30 Aug
Two more volumes on the Russian criminal subculture

Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular […]


16 Feb
Barbara Nitke's photography book on the world of 1980s XXX

Photographer Barbara Nitke began her career working in pornography in the early 80s — consider Boogie Nights, only without prosthetic genitalia and cherry red Corvettes. Nitke at the time was hired as a set photographer and saw the entire industry through a lens and perspective that very few were privy to. Besides shooting many of […]


14 Apr
The hilariously stimulating art of Barnaby Barford

I don’t know what it is, but I have a soft spot for toys and dolls doing very bad things. Very very bad things. Whether its Barbie committing bloody kitchen decapitations, action figures attacking naked girls and acting like stalking paparazzi, or just straight-up Barbie Porn, something always strikes a satiric chord when the innocent […]